Tim and I run a few businesses here in Richardson, Texas, but Communion holds a special place in our hearts. The entire concept was a combination of many things that Tim and I loved and dreamt about, but we weren’t sure that it could actually come to life. After much support and collaborative teamwork, we are proud of all that Communion has become and all that it has to offer our fun city.
When we moved here in the summer of 2013, we always felt something was missing in the city we love so much. Early on, we had a vision to combine great coffee, food, and a fun work environment. Over the course of several years, locations came and went but nothing seemed to be the right fit at the right time. As we continued to talk to people in the community, we knew the need was growing. Then, in the Fall of 2016, the old auto shop on Lockwood, just off of Highway 75 and Belt Line Road, went up for sale. Timing and financing lined up, and we found ourselves the new owners of an old auto shop garage, complete with hydraulic lifts and past service paperwork. As the design work began on Communion, we knew it was going to be a special place for Richardson to gather, enjoy great food, and work with others in the community.
The building allowed us to have three spaces: a coffee shop, a restaurant, and a space for those wanting to have an open or dedicated office area to work. Once the interior and design of the building was complete, we knew Communion would also be a great venue for hosting public or private events. Tim was very hands-on during the construction, and, using his background in home building, acted as the general contractor for the project and recruited his dad and two brothers to take part in the construction. As a matter of fact, many of the unique wood and metal pieces at Communion were handcrafted onsite during construction by the Kahle men. During construction, I worked behind the scenes setting up the company infrastructure and recruiting a team that would be capable of bringing our vision of Communion to life.
We opened our doors in the Fall of 2017 and have had the privilege of hosting many guests in our space. Over the past couple of years, we have adapted and made many changes in hopes that Communion remains a place where people come to enjoy eating, working and playing!
Thank you for taking the time to visit us, and we hope to see you soon! Please do not hesitate to contact our guest services team if you have any questions or comments.
May your home be blessed,
Amy Elizabeth Kahle
Amy Kahle is both co-owner and co-founder of Communion with husband, Tim. She loves time with her family and knows hard work is at the center of building a home and a business. Born and raised in the Lone Star State she called Fort Worth home until she moved to Waco for college. After graduating from Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business with a Marketing degree she moved to McKinney to start her career. To most, working in the senior housing development industry might seem like a slow start but Amy quickly learned the world of business can look many different ways. While working with her dad over the course of 10 years she enjoyed developing and selling real estate on senior campus's in three cities.
In 2012 Amy and Tim welcomed their first child, Samuel, and began to build their family. Over the next 35 months Ruthie and twins Judah and Abigail also joined the Kahle family creating lots fun and plenty of wonderful chaos. During the early years of their young family Amy and Tim talked and dreamed of a fun place to bring people to gather and enjoy life in community.
It was not long until the dream became something real and Amy found herself enjoying setting up the operations side of Communion and keeping many of the details organized. Her favorite part of any project is taking the chaos and organizing it into something that thrives. Her dedication to plan, create, host, and bring things to order is a gift that has purpose and has touched many aspects of Communion. Her passion for order and creating a space for people to gather is complimented by Tim's love for creativity and people. Together their gifts have brought a unique experience for people to enjoy and live life in community.
Between running Communion and her many projects, Amy enjoys time with her family, baking and traveling. Communion is very special to her and she hopes it can be a creative environment for individuals and families to experience fellowship and fun while working or gathered around a table.